December 1, 2004

Spontaneous Regression of Cancerous Tumors Detected by Mammography Screening

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(21):2579-2580. doi:10.1001/jama.292.21.2579

To the Editor: In their study, Dr Joensuu and colleagues1 reported that cancerous tumors detected by mammography screening have a lower risk of distant recurrence and better survival than those detected outside of screening, independent of the number of positive axillary lymph nodes, the primary tumor size, age at cancer detection, histological grade, and other biological factors.

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